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Chelios to join Red Wings front office

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08:34 AM ET 08.07 | Nearly a year after being offered a job, Chris Chelios is rejoining the Red Wings. Chelios, 46, is in the process of being hired as a jack-of-all-trades. "I don't have a title for him, but he's going to do a little player development," general manager Ken Holland said.

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August 7, 2010  09:20 AM ET

Damn spammers! Do those idiots really think anyone reads their ****?

August 7, 2010  09:24 AM ET

Ken Holland: "I don't have a title for him ..."

More than a few players who played against him might have some suggestions. But .. I don't think that's the kind Holland is looking for. Good to see Cheli staying in the game.

August 7, 2010  10:05 AM ET

Ken Holland must be a lot smarter than me because I always thought Chelios didn't know jack.

August 7, 2010  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Ken Holland: "I don't have a title for him ..."More than a few players who played against him might have some suggestions. But .. I don't think that's the kind Holland is looking for. Good to see Cheli staying in the game.

He probably told Holland: "In a pinch, I can always lace 'em up again and play a couple of games if the injuries mount."

August 7, 2010  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Ken Holland must be a lot smarter than me because I always thought Chelios didn't know jack.

Considering the trades, signings and draft picks that some of these guys go, knowing jack doesn't seem like a job requirement.

August 7, 2010  10:10 AM ET
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Considering the trades, signings and draft picks that some of these guys go, knowing jack doesn't seem like a job requirement.

Valid point. I guess they can fly knowing squat diddley.

August 7, 2010  11:20 AM ET
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He probably told Holland: "In a pinch, I can always lace 'em up again and play a couple of games if the injuries mount."

Can he impersonate Mike Modano?

August 7, 2010  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Ken Holland: "I don't have a title for him ..."More than a few players who played against him might have some suggestions. But .. I don't think that's the kind Holland is looking for. Good to see Cheli staying in the game.

Agreed, lot of heart in that body! Let us see what's in his head! I hope he realizes you don't have to wear equipment to the front office?

August 7, 2010  11:52 AM ET
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Agreed, lot of heart in that body! Let us see what's in his head! I hope he realizes you don't have to wear equipment to the front office?

I suspect he'll die with elbows sticking out and a hockey stick in his hands. Sure made the most of what he had to work with and did it for a very long time.

August 7, 2010  12:55 PM ET
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I suspect he'll die with elbows sticking out and a hockey stick in his hands. Sure made the most of what he had to work with and did it for a very long time.

What's he going to do show prospects how to remove a spleen with a hockey stick

August 7, 2010  01:39 PM ET
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What's he going to do show prospects how to remove a spleen with a hockey stick

He'll just bring Peter Forsberg in to talk to the kids.

August 7, 2010  03:33 PM ET
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Good move for Detroit. The Blackhawks missed the boat.

Not sure I agree with you on that one...How is this a good move?

August 7, 2010  05:30 PM ET

Tying up the free radicals?

August 7, 2010  06:35 PM ET
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He'll just bring Peter Forsberg in to talk to the kids.

You should know better DC! Now people will get the impression that he's making another come-back, and the rumors will now start!


Sigh..........

August 7, 2010  06:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He probably told Holland: "In a pinch, I can always lace 'em up again and play a couple of games if the injuries mount."

You know he would too, and that's the best part! lol

August 7, 2010  06:38 PM ET
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Not sure I agree with you on that one...How is this a good move?

Cause he's a hockey player! And all hockey players know the business inside and out! right? Anyone?

August 7, 2010  07:49 PM ET
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You should know better DC! Now people will get the impression that he's making another come-back, and the rumors will now start!Sigh..........

No fear! Chelios will make sure Forsberg shows up with his spleen in the jar of formaldehyde where he's kept it since the 2001 Stanley Cup playoffs against the L.A. Kings.

August 7, 2010  08:52 PM ET
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No fear! Chelios will make sure Forsberg shows up with his spleen in the jar of formaldehyde where he's kept it since the 2001 Stanley Cup playoffs against the L.A. Kings.

LMFAOROTF!!!! HAAAA! You are getting almost as good as CanuckEh with the humor, while I keep trying with very little success.

Awwwww poor me :(

August 7, 2010  11:19 PM ET

It's in his contract, he's not allowed to eat any chili before meetings

 
August 8, 2010  12:17 AM ET
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LMFAOROTF!!!! HAAAA! You are getting almost as good as CanuckEh with the humor, while I keep trying with very little success. Awwwww poor me :(

Now, now, kingeraaa, what's with the sudden humility? Don't give me any of this "poor me'' business. I just read your posts on the Modano thread. And the ones yesterday. You've had some good ones lately. Keep it up. We all have our moments of inspiration.

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